Thursday, November 29, 2012

Visa Issues....

Jake is calling me tomorrow. He is going stateside until his visa gets in. Don't know what time he is calling but I will post where he is going! 
He Called.....
Just talked to Jake he sounds great. I only got 5 minutes yet he is going to San Jose, ca Spanish speaking. Leaves wed Dec 5th at 5am. He gets to email on Tuesday Dec 4th. He is not sure how long he will be in CA, yet thinks no longer than 6 weeks. Elder Rugg is going to Chicago, ( all visa's to Mexico are slow right now). He loves everyone! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Some Things Never Change :)

When he was home, I received random requests because I was the "capable" one. It appears some things never change!! It's good to know he is doing well though!

Sam! Sorry I didn't email last week, Don't know why! That's great that you've finally got a date for getting married! Spanish is pretty good:) It's gonna be rough for a month or two, but I got it!I miss you and love you guys! Let everyone know!

P.s. Because I know you have certain capabilities others don't in the family, do you think you could do me a favor. Could you send me some type of cd player that doesn't use headphones? I'm not allowed to have headphones. Could you burn me a CD too?

Here's a couple songs (They have to be church or at least good spirited)
-"Seasons of time" From the play rent. The Stevie wonder addition if you can.
-"Be a man" Mulan soundtrack
-"Army of heleman/sisters in zion melody" Church song
-"Poor wayfaring man of grief" another church song, don't really care what artist.
-"I won't say I'm in love" Hercules soundtrack
-"If you could hie to kolob" church song
-"The spirit of god" Church song.

And idk whatever else you can find. If you can't I can understand! I'm only here for 12 more days! Okay, love you! thanks!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hi everybody! How is everybody doing? (I don't fully know who "everybody" encompasses, because I don't know who all reads the blog) But every week I think I'm going to start sending group messages to be posted on there. They're going to be relatively short for the next couple weeks while I'm in the MTC because I have limited email time here, but once I'm actually out in the field they will be longer. My time here in the MTC has been very interesting to say the least, and it continues to be more and more interesting. I have basically no connection to the outside world, I sit in the same classroom for hours every day, and the only books I have to read are the scriptures. Sounds pretty boring right? Well, and I think the rest of the kids in my district would attest to this, I have never been this happy! I don't have bad days in the MTC, ever! Theres bad moments from time to time sure, but those are almost immediately replaced with an amazing moment. Even the first 4-5 days when I was like super depressed, I was super happy! I would say that I can't explain it , but I can. The spirit here is unlike anywhere I have ever been. Every one here is constantly, everyday trying to become more like Christ. I've seen elders in here that I thought were the biggest jokes that really had no business being on missions, completely change in these last six weeks into full blown missionaries. The spirit has that type of power, that it can completely change a man. I've never felt this close to my heavenly father before, and I know that that connection is only going to increase. If you don't have a connection with your Heavenly Father right now, or you know it should be stronger, go ahead and kneel down tonight and make that connection. It doesn't have to be very long or profound, just make it sincere. God wants to hear from us, he wants us to talk to him. I can testify that when we earnestly and sincerely pray, we truly are connecting with heaven. I've felt and seen it over and over again in my life, especially here in the MTC. I love you guys, and hope that You're all doing well. Until next week!